Naturopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine in its philosophy and approach to disease.
There are 6 principles that guide the philosophy of naturopathic medicine.
Do no harm
Treat the cause of disease
Treat the whole person
Healing power of nature
Doctor as teacher
By determining the underlying cause of disease and supporting the whole person including physical, mental, and emotional aspects, naturopathic medicine is well suited for addressing chronic illnesses that continue to become evermore prevalent. This approach complements the care that medical doctors provide allowing for an integrative approach to health care that best fulfills each person's needs.
Nutritional counselling to optimize healthy eating and address any food sensitivities
Herbal medicines are used in different forms including teas, tinctures, and tablets
Lifestyle education and empathic counselling geared towards attaining health goals
Targeted nutrient therapy based on the individual's needs
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques of balancing energy pathways within the body